Swimming in the Shadows
by Diane Janes

A young woman’s past is about to catch up with her in this gripping tale of suspense

Susan McCarthy is a health centre manager in the Yorkshire Dales, engaged to be married to geography teacher Rob Dugdale. Her life couldn’t be happier. Except Susan McCarthy isn’t Susan McCarthy at all, but Jennifer Reynolds, a young woman who has succeeded in escaping a deeply unhappy past.

Then a TV programme is broadcast examining the mystery of three women who disappeared without trace, one of them being Jennifer Reynolds. The following day, a local teenage girl is found dead, and the town becomes the centre of a major murder enquiry. With her fiancé Rob under suspicion, and terrified she’ll be recognised from the increasing national press coverage, Jennifer fears that the idyllic new life she has worked so hard to achieve is about to be destroyed.

When more bodies are unearthed, Jennifer realizes that in order to discover the truth she will have to revisit her troubled past – and put herself in grave danger in the process.


“Intricately plotted romantic suspense novel. . . action builds to a chilling yet satisfying ending.”

Publishers Weekly

“Spooky, twisting, and strange, this suspenseful mystery is guaranteed to keep readers glued to their seats.”


Diane Janes

Born and brought up in Birmingham, Diane Janes spent many years in the north of England and now lives in Devon. She is the author of five previous crime novels and several non-fiction investigations into real-life historical mysteries. Her debut, The Pull of the Moon, was shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey Award for the best first crime novel of 2010.

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Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes is available in the following formats

Hardback *978072788431229th August 2014141 X 222mm256£20.99
Ebook97817801058191st December 2014N/A256$10.99
Ebook97817801058191st December 2014N/A256£8.99
Paperback *978184751536027th February 2015138 X 216mm256£12.99
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